One lucky couple could be in with the chance of winning a room for their wedding service at Himley Hall
Dudley Council is running the competition as part of its relaunch of the hall as a wedding venue this spring.
The 18 century, grade II* stately home, has been a popular wedding venue for decades and this May will be celebrating ten years of weddings in its famous West Wing. To celebrate it has arranged for a sensitive redecoration and restyle of this art nouveau treasure.
The hall will be throwing open its doors on Saturday 4 May and revealing its new interiors which includes new paintwork, interior and exterior signage, the transformation of the hall foyer into an informal reception area for guests, use of the stairwell and its chandelier backdrop for photos, contemporary but classic styling by a graduate interior designer and the renaming of the rooms to better reflect the hall’s history.
Four rooms will be dressed for the occasion, and will be fully fitted out as if for a wedding. Visitors will be able to experience the venue set up for a wedding breakfast, formal dinner and evening celebration.
Visitors to the ticketed event can enter a free prize draw to win the room hire, worth up to £695 at the venue.
Glamour and old-school romance have always been associated with Himley Hall, former home of the Earls of Dudley. In 1934, The Duke and Duchess of Kent honeymooned here, and in 1936, The Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) spent his last weekend here with Wallis Simpson before his abdication, while in 1961, actress Maureen Swanson married Viscount Ednam, becoming Countess of Dudley on 26 December 1969, following her husband's succession to the earldom.
The ticketed event which runs from 11am – 4pm is an opportunity to look around the venue, talk to the wedding team, tour the historic hall and sample the hall’s gourmet food.
The day will also feature an exhibition of wedding photos submitted by couples who have been married in the hall over the last ten years.
This year the hall has a range of packages to choose from, priced from £5,999 all of which allow personalisation to make the day extra special.
To book to attend the event, search himley wedding on Eventbrite